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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Articles tagged: Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo has great reaction to news of Hawks jersey retirement (Video)

Dikembe Mutombo selfie

On Tuesday, it was announced that fabled finger-wagging figure Dikembe Mutombo would be honored by the Atlanta Hawks and have his No. 55 jersey lifted to the rafters in Philips Arena next November.

For the Hawks, it’s a wonderful gesture for a player who ranks third in franchise history in blocked shots and rebounds per game, and who won two Defensive Player of the Year Awards and made five All-Star appearances in a Hawks uniform. As for Mutombo, the news actually came as a surprise as the legendary shot-blocker was caught off guard when Hawks CEO Steve Coonin made the announcement.

The 49-year-old was being honored by Fulton County at a ceremony in the Government Center Atrium, but he had no idea that his jersey was going to be retired. Mutombo was all smiles in his astonishment.

“The most surprising, as you can see from the tears in my eyes, is the announcement that was made (that my jersey will be retired),” Mutombo told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution later that day. “It’s the most shocking to me. … I didn’t know the Hawks were going to retire my jersey. I can’t believe it. It’s going to be a great day.”

Mutombo will become the fourth Hawk to have his jersey retired after Bob Pettit, Dominique Wilkins, and the late Lou Hudson. And it’s a truly deserved honor for a guy who was one of the most intimidating rim protectors in NBA history on the hardwood and a legendary humanitarian off it.

Now the only question is if Mutombo will bust out his signature move during the ceremony.

H/T ProBasketballTalk

Alonzo Mourning confirms ‘Who wants to sex Mutombo’ line (Video)

Dikembe Mutombo finger wagAfter years of speculation, years of myths and urban legends fluttering about in the sports world, we have finally, once and for all, received confirmation about one of the greatest anecdotes of all time.

Dikembe Mutombo did in fact ask, “Who wants to sex Mutombo?” when he would walk into clubs. It’s true.

Dan LeBatard and Bomani Jones have been on a quest to get to the bottom of the story and even made some headlines last year when they got Deke to go on record and address the rumor. Mutombo at the time dismissed it as “crap,” but now we’re hearing otherwise.

Former longtime NBA center Alonzo Mourning joined “Highly Questionable” and was asked about the “Who wants to sex Mutombo?” line, and the man couldn’t keep from laughing. After a little bit of pressuring, he did concede that Mutombo used to say it and actually used it as a pickup line. Best part of all? He says it worked!

So, yes, the legend is in fact true. And Mutombo is the one who came up with it. Apparently there were women interested in sexing Mutombo … and not just the ones from the Gold Club.

Tip via Cordog

Dikembe Mutombo takes post Brazil victory celebratory selfie

Dikembe Mutombo selfie

Does it get any better than a Dikembe Mutombo selfie? No way. Not a chance.

By the way, isn’t Deke from the Congo? Why is he a Brazil soccer fan celebrating the team’s 3-1 win?

Ahh, forget it. If Brazil performing well is going to result in great pictures like this, I’m not going to ask questions.

Nice crown molding and drapery there, Deke. Living large. You bring chicks over there and those decorations are instant panty-droppers. Who wants to sex Mutombo?

Photo: Twitter/officialmutombo

Dikembe Mutombo denies that he walked into clubs asking ‘Who wants to sex Mutombo?’ (Video)

There was always an urban legend that the sexy man beast of a human being Dikembe Mutombo used to walk into clubs and ask “Who wants to sex Mutombo?” It was one of those fantastic tales that seemed so perfect yet too good to be true.

Dikembe Mutombo finger wagUnfortunately for us, the tremendous story is just a legend with no truth to it, so says Deke.

“I always say, ‘who came up with that crap?'” Mutombo said in response to Dan Le Batard, who asked him whether that story was true during an interview on “Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable.”

“It’s tough when you get to the top. There’s always somebody trying to come up with some funny thing. Or maybe you took away all the girls from the guys,” said Mutombo, suggesting that sort of story was made up by some jealous guys.

“It’s a great story but it didn’t happen! I always try to correct that!”

Darn, that’s too bad. I always loved the image of Deke strolling into a club with his fur coat on and gold chains, lifting up a chalice in one hand, grabbing the mic in the other, and yelling out, “who wants to sex Mutombo?”

Dikembe Mutomobo screws with Nuggets mascot (Video)

Dikembe Mutombo finger wagWho knew Dikembe Mutombo had some Lucy in him?

Mutombo was at the Denver Nuggets-Los Angeles Clippers game Monday night as Denver honored their 1993-94 team for a 20th anniversary celebration (the team went to the Western Conference semifinals). At one point during the game, Mutombo was supposed to do a stunt with the Nuggets’ mascot, Rocky, but Deke pulled the ball on the mascot and then gave his trademark finger wag.

That was cold, Deke, that was cold!

What do you think – was the mascot in on it?

It’s even funnier on a loop: